Narrative:The flight from Hong Kong to Taipei was commenced with a CAT Senior Pilot performing the functions of a pilot-in-command. The flight was cleared for a straight in ILS runway 10 approach. The aircraft descended below the glide slope. The radio altimeter sounded at 350 feet, but corrective action wasn't taken in time. The 727 touched down, rolled 200m and became airborne again before striking trees and a farmhouse. The Senior Pilot was properly licensed but he was neither the assigned pilot-in-command nor a pilot under training on this flight.
|Date:||Friday 16 February 1968|
|Operator:||Civil Air Transport|
|C/n / msn:|| 19175/339|
|First flight:|| 1966-11-19 (1 year 3 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 52|
|Total:||Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 63 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||11 km (6.9 mls) NW of Taipei ( Taiwan)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong|
|Destination airport:||Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Taipei-Sung Shan Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.